Pledge to root out terrorism, develop J&K and Ladakh, says Modi

Narendra Modi, new Jharkhand Assembly, new Jharkhand Secretariat, pension scheme for farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ambitious pension schemes for farmers, shopkeepers and self-employed persons (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who launched a series of schemes in Jharkhand on Thursday (September 12), said that the BJP government in the first 100 days of its second term had taken several steps to root out terrorism and rein in corruption.

“We pledge in rein in corruption, fight for the rights of Muslim sisters and root out terrorism. Some corrupt people have already been put their place (jail),” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. He further said that those who though they are above law are now approaching courts for bail.

Recently, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram and DK Shivakumar were arrested for their role in alleged corruption cases.

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On the formation of two union territories after the abrogation of Article 370, Modi said that the government aims to bring development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, “the work for which has begun in the first 100 days of NDA 2.0.”

Further, the Prime Minister said that he was happy to have got the opportunity to inaugurate several development projects in Jharkhand. He added that the newly-inaugurated multi-modal cargo terminal will ease transportation in the region.

“Ayushman Bharat, the world’s largest health assurance scheme, was launched in Jharkhand. Today, pension schemes for traders and farmers were also launched from this land of Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is the launching pad of big schemes beneficial for the poor and the tribals,” he added.

Besides, the Prime Minister also launched ambitious pension schemes for farmers, shopkeepers and self-employed persons. These included the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Laghu Vyapari Maan Dhan Yojana. Another Swarojgar pension scheme was also rolled out for self-employed persons.

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Under both the schemes, beneficiaries between 18 and 40 years will get Rs 3,000 per month after completing 60 years of age. The PM also inaugurated a newly constructed building of Jharkhand Assembly at Kute gram hereThe cargo terminal, which was inaugurated online by the prime minister from here, has been built by Inland Waterways Authority of India on River Ganga at Sahibganj. It has a cargo storing capacity of 30 lakh tonne per year, a stockyard and parking and berthing space for two vessels.

He also inaugurated a new building of the state Assembly at Kute gram. Constructed at a cost of ₹465 crore, the three-storey building is dubbed as the first paperless Assembly in the country. Besides, he laid the foundation for a new building of Jharkhand Secretariat, to be built at an estimated cost of ₹1,238.92 crore.

PM Modi also laid the foundation stones online for 462 Eklavya Model Schools across the country, of which 69 will be established in 13 of Jharkhands 24 districts.

(With inputs from agencies)